Elias Pettersson

Darren Walker

An energetic forward with highly creative hands, good work ethic and offensive skills…smart and aware on the ice…dangerous one-on-one player…combination of speed and the ability to make quick turns in different directions with the puck make him hard to pin down…can pull off multiple quick dekes in unison with quick changes of direction to break ankles of defenders…keeps his feet moving and brings quick pressure on his opponent offensively…finds open ice and creates space for himself to get off his strong wrist shot…goes to the high-traffic areas and will take the puck to the net…defensively, he knows where to position himself…tries to get himself into shooting or passing lanes…not physical, but will engage on the backcheck…needs some added muscle, but is a solid top-six projection for the NHL. (November 2016)